FS: Dec Alphas

Alastair D'Silva deece at newmillennium.net.au
Mon Feb 10 10:22:03 EST 2003

Alrighty, I've finally managed to get some time and tested/inventoried
all the Alpha machines. I've certified that all machines boot from CD,
and if the hard drives fail within the first week, I'll swap the drives
(assuming I have drives leftover).

Priority for these machines will be given to those who contacted me
previously about them (let me know so that I can verify).

The hard drives will be dished out first to those buying a 2100 or
additional enclosures, then to those who just want drives. Finally, any
leftover caddies will be available to those with 2100s or enclosures for
$5 a piece.

Each system comes with an el-cheapo PS/2 keyboard and mouse.

System 1: $400
Dec Alphaserver 2100
1 21064 200MHz CPU (up to 4, clocked @ 190MHz)
1 FDDI Card
2 2GB hard drives
2 HSZ40B RAID controllers
6 drive enclosures (up to 6 drives each)
SCSI cables & terminators connecting the SCSI card to the RAID
controllers and enclosures
Fully enclosed rack, with front door, lift off back, castors and
extendable support leg (to balance the rack when the machine is slid out
on the rails)
Dual redundant PSUs on all equipment in the rack

System 2: $400
Specs as above

System 3: $440
Specs as above, but with 2 KZPSA SCSI cards

System 4: $240
Alphaserver 1000 4/266
266MHz 21064 CPU
2 x 1GB hard drives
FDDI card

Spare Alphaserver 1000 4/266 for spare parts, including an EISA caching
RAID controller.

System 5: $240
Alphaserver 1000 4/200
200MHz 21064 CPU
2 x 2GB hard drives

Spare Alphaserver 1000 4/200 for spare parts, including a 1 GB hard

Rackmount shelf & slide rails for the Alphaserver 1000:  $40
1GB hard drives (in caddies to suit the enclosures): $10
2GB hard drives (as above): $20
4GB hard drives (as above): $35
(possibility of 9GB 7200rpm drives at $80)
Additional drive enclosure: $30
Additional enclosure with 2 x HSZ40B RAID controllers: $80
Empty caddy (only available after all drives are sold): $5 
Sun GDM1962B fixed frequency 19" monitor (1280x1024 at 67Hz), hacked with a
VGA connector, with XFree86 modeline: $100

Please note: the 2100s are *big* and *heavy*. You will need a
van/trailer/ute to transport it. Better still, a van with a tailgate
lift, as the fully loaded rack is around a couple of hundred kg (they
are very sturdy racks). Also bring along 4 beefy guys to manhandle them

Alastair D'Silva           mob: 0413 485 733
Networking Consultant      fax: 0413 181 661
New Millennium Networking  web: http://www.newmillennium.net.au

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